The Home Edit :: Not Knocking the Hustle

The Home Edit :: Not Knocking the Hustle

I only recently got hip to this showThe Home Edit. When I heard the premise, I knew with all of my being that it would be my latest and greatest appointment television subject. I love makeover – ANYTHING – shows. Not to mention, viewing mass collections of pretty coordinated things warms my messy conflicted little heart. I also knew that after viewing a single episode, I would be motivated to transform the hot mess and chaos that is my home into a place of wonder and order. Home Edit… here I come.

It Was Just Okay for Me, Dawg

But, meh. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t lovetThe Home Edit. I think I watched about three episodes before I threw in the towel. I mean Joanna and Clea are nice enough people and they definitely get the job done – but I was bored out of my ever loving skull.

You Can’t Be Serious

Not to mention, watching two women and a whole team of assistants turn Eva Longoria’s son’s nursery into a big boy room just isn’t my thing. Also, the toddler has a whole bedroom… serving as his closet. Seriously. Where they do that at?!

Anyway, I cannot relate. It does not compute. And maybe they really were extra mega super excited about the bin with first aid supplies {or whatever it was}, but I just didn’t find them genuine.

Is that really even a challenge? Let me see them handle up with a teenager and two preteens. Then I will know they are the real deal. I might have rolled my eyes and/or done the slow head shake a time or… twelve.

Sidenote/Off Task with Hoarders

Hoarders is probably more my speed. That mess scares the bejeezus out of me. I think I may be an anxiety-motivated cleaner. I am legit scared of my home becoming a place so deep with crap and junk and stuff that I find it preferable to take up residence in a tent in my backyard. One episode of Hoarders will inevitably result in {minimum} three black mega sized lawn and garden trash bags on my curb by the next trash day. But I digress. Let me get back on task. The Home Edit.

Credit Due

Now I will give them credit for including some regular{ish} families. The kind with a cabinet full of lids with no bottoms. Multiple drawers filled with items including {but not limited to} unsorted receipts, loose batteries, safety pins and post-it note pads with bent corners. THOSE… are my people. But still… meh.

The Rainbow Connection

Now I do love the way they use the ROYGBIV {red orange yellow green blue indigo violet} order to create beautiful rainbow patterns.

I attempted to try this in my closet. I quickly learned that my closet was more BBBGWSOB {black black black gray white shades of brown}. Whatevs though. I generally only maintain a color sort through 1.5 cycles anyway. Next. 

Edit Attempt

One of the reasons I watch makeover shows is to apply the useful concepts to my own life. {This is probably the reason I identify more with Hoarders – don’t judge me.} So, I did my own Edit after watching a few episodes. Not wanting to be too ambitious, I decided I would start with one of our most used cabinets – the one containing our fine china and silver. {Full disclosure, it really only contains disposable plates, bowls, cups and cutlery – again, don’t judge me.} 

Cabinet Cliffhanger

I am not going to leave you all in suspense. I know you are on the edge of your seat – anxious to hear what happened with my china cabinet. So here it is. Emptied the cabinet. Bleached the shelves. Lined the shelves. Adjusted shelf heights. Added a contraption and a few containers. Placed everything in it’s own spot. Closed the cabinet. Completed in less than one hour. Quality of kitchen life definitely improved. It has been over a week and no one has been injured playing cabinet Jenga trying to remove a box of plastic forks from the shelf. 

The Home Edit GIF "That is Amazing"

No Shade, The Home Edit

Joanna and Clea are charging $185 per hour and up for their services; they have a Netflix series and a line of products at the Container Store. Seriously. Again, this does not compute. But… I will not knock the hustle. Points awarded to The Home Edit for supporting my fine china cabinet makeover. No shade. But I am still not going to watch it. 

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Joi was born and raised in San Antonio. After a brief pit stop at the University of Texas in Austin, Joi moved to Houston in 1994 and began checking boxes off her never ending to do list. During this time and in no particular order, Joi taught a little bit of everything between first and eighth grades, got married and then divorced, completed grad school, birthed a few babies – Ferris {November 1997}, Warren {December 1999} and Laylah {March 2006}, moved an old lady into her home – Granny {January 1925} started working in Human Resources, served an excessive amount of time (on boards, in booster clubs, team momming) as a crazy sports momma, and learned a lot of life lessons. Joi is known for her unabashed honesty, always present sense of humor and her #TeamTooMuch style of doing everything. On most days, you can find her caught up in her love/hate relationship with politics, feeding her Facebook addiction, or counting the number of days until her last child graduates from high school.


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